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Topic - Magnus Ranstorp
French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is suspected of playing a key role in financing and recruiting for al-Qaida and other violent groups.
LONDON — Ayman al-Zawahri, al Qaeda's No. 2. George Habash of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Mahmoud Zahar, the Hamas strongman in Gaza. All trained as doctors — as did at least seven suspects in the failed bomb attacks in Britain.
"If what they say is true, a lot of people (who were in contact with the suspect) will now spend more time on their own security than they will on plotting and planning," Ranstorp said.
Such detentions are unusual in Europe, said Magnus Ranstorp, a terror expert at the Swedish National Defence College.